scouts-l Mail Archive for February of 2000: Re: What Sayeth the List?
Joseph T Gulick (troop212@JUNO.COM
Mon Feb 14 2000 - 22:55:53 CST
"The PLC approached me two weeks ago and said they were not satisfied and
wanted to impeach the SPL. I am thinking I should let this happen, by
a troop election to determine if we want to have a new election for SPL
then progressing from there.
In his behalf the SPL has excellent attendance at scout meetings,
fundraisers, and service projects."
Bruce and Others,
Our Troop has a mandated 85% attendance rate for all Troop youth leaders.
If they fall below that, they know that they are subject to being
replaced. The only acceptable excuses are illness/death, homework, and
school activities. This DOES NOT include band, sports, or other
extracurricular activities that they have a CHOICE of being a part of.
So, if the SPL decides not to go on campouts in our Troop, we would be
replaced, as he wouldn't be meeting the 85% rule in our Troop.
I think your PLC has the right idea. If the SPL isn't camping, then he
is missing the best opportunity to get to know, and interact with, the
other Scouts he is suppose to be leading. Support the PLC, and let them
impeach the SPL if it comes to it. As, Jim O'Quinn said, "A little peer
pressure may be more effective than any
quantity of adult pressure."
Just my .02
Eagle Class of '90
Scoutmaster Troop 212